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3087977 - Not possible to clear documents with down payment in Automatic Clearing


You are not able to clear journal entries where there is a down payment, which was previous posted with app Post With Clearing (App ID:FB05) in app Automatic Clearing.



Reproducing the Issue

You use app Automatic Clearing for your customer, and there are journal entries where it is not possible to do the automatic clearing. 
The balance is zero in document currency, and you do not understand why the lines not automatic cleared.


You have posted this journal entries with app Post With Clearing (App ID:FB05), which has down Payments assigned. It is not the standard transactions for the down payment clearing.
The standard behavior is that, as it is agreed by the most of accounting principle. E.G. IFRS IAS 21 declares the down payment as a non-monetary item on that no realized currency differences has to be posted.
The transactions Post With Clearing (App ID:FB05) take the current translation rate and therefore exchange differences occur, according to currency exchange rate maintained.


In already posted journal entries, where the journal entries clearing for certain customer/invoice where already made via app Post With Clearing (App ID:FB05), you will have to do a manual clearing via app Clear Incoming Payments. Because the program behind Clear Incoming Payments can create offsetting lines on such scenario of down payments. Automatic clearing cannot due to system design.

See Also

SAP Help Portal:
Down Payments
Accounts Receivable(J59)
Accounts Payments(J60)
Clear Incoming Payments
Clear Outgoing Payments


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